I’m glad I was brought up in a home where Christianity was important to our family life – it paved the way for a personal faith in Christ which I really grew up into while I was university, where I studied science. The science didn’t last long, and soon after university I changed tack and became a vicar. As Rector of St. Andrew’s my main job is to keep Jesus front and centre in everything we do and to help people get to grips with him. I’m married to Catherine, we have four school-age kids. Silence is a rare and precious commodity in life at the moment, so when I stumble across it I read a book!
I’m married to Steph, and we’ve been blessed with two children: Ellie and Zacchery! Although having some responsibilities at St. Andrew’s, I’m primarily based at St. Paul’s, Stonehouse. I feel privileged to be serving the congregation there, and I enjoy telling both Christians and non-Christians about Jesus from the Bible. I’m excited about how Jesus might build His Church through us as we seek to learn from Him and put His teachings into practice on a day to day basis.
I grew up to missionary parents in Southeast Asia, and first went to school in the jungles of Malaysia. I knew from an early age that God is a loving, missionary God and that Jesus died to set us free. After studying sociology and philosophy at university, I went to work in China for two years, becoming captivated by all that God is doing among that great people. After further studies, I joined Churches Together in Britain and Ireland to work on their China Desk. For six years I travelled regularly to China, spending time with Chinese church leaders and seeking to help support Chinese Christians. After leaving the China Desk, I studied theology at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, and joined the team at St. Andrews in August, 2014. I’m married to Jessica, a medical doctor, whom I met at a missions conference. We have two boys and we enjoy having friends round, food and roaming the moors and shores.
I was born and raised in the south-east and moved to Plymouth in 2015. I read Chemistry at university and worked as a tax accountant before studying theology at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. I’m married to the lovely Charlotte.
I came to Christ having had my third child, worrying about death and what I believed. I did a Christianity Explored course and understood for the first time what Jesus achieved for me on the cross and in His resurrection. A hunger for knowing His Word followed! I did a Performing Arts degree at Middlesex University followed by PGCE in Cambridge, and taught music in various secondary schools in Plymouth before stopping to have children. I am the Women’s Worker at St. Andrews and involved in leading women’s Bible studies, the Gospel Community Choir and the Recovery Course for addiction. I love music and attempting to raise our 5 children with my husband Andrew.
My friend invited me to a course called Christianity Explored, we ate a meal together and explored the claims of Jesus Christ. I found that I trusted who Jesus claimed to be and that He died for me, from that moment on my life changed forever. I did Outdoor Adventure and Management at University, while at uni I was working on and off as a building labourer. After my degree finished I spent a year training and working at an outdoor centre in Exeter. Here at St. Andrew’s I am the Children’s Worker, which means among other things I run the kids groups at church and the outreach to a couple of local schools. I have a very lovely wife and two and a half small people. I love being active, playing any sport, exploring new places taking my kayak and canoe out.
I grew up in a Christian family and put my trust in Jesus on a summer camp when I was 13. I studied Geography at university then served for two years at St. Nicholas, Sevenoaks as a Ministry Associate. I work with the 10-18 year olds at St. Andrew’s. I love showing people what the Bible says about who God is and how he changes lives, particularly over (good) coffee. I am married to Ellie and we have a little boy called Pete. One of our ambitions is to own chickens and maybe, one day, a pig. I enjoy carpentry and cooking then eating tasty food.
I grew up coming to St. Andrew’s, but it wasn’t until I went to university in Manchester that I came to faith and began to really understand what it means to know Jesus. I then went on to work in the rail industry for a couple of years before joining the staff team at St. Andrew’s. I have two sides to my job; part of my week is spent in the office alongside Debbie and the rest of my time is spent as a Ministry Assistant, receiving ministry training and serving in the student and young people’s work. I enjoy spicy curries and classic 80s action movies.
I became a Christian at 17, and 4 years later joined St. Andrew’s where I was warmly welcomed. I was encouraged in my faith and was supported to grow into a deeper understanding of what it meant to have Jesus in my life and how I could practically serve him. I now work as the church administrator and supporting the midweek Holy Communion Service. I have two wonderful grown up young people and in my spare time work as an ice skating coach.
Director of Music
I became a Christian after a weekend away with my home group when it became abundantly clear that, although I went to church, there was a lot more to a deep relationship with Jesus than I ever realised. I have my own bookkeeping business; I’m the conductor of the Plymouth University Orchestra; and I work with other musical groups in the city. I’m the Director of Music at St. Andrew’s, coordinating the music at the 3 Sunday services as well as the various civic and other services through the year; putting together the summer recital series; and having a general oversight of anything musical that happens in the church. My wife, Alison, and I were married at St. Andrew’s in 1986 and we have 5 adult children. When I have the time I enjoy a leisurely walk on Dartmoor or along a coast path, eating out and holidays.
I grew up in the services as from the age of 18 to 55 with the Commando Forces, most of the time in the Royal Citadel and came to St. Andrew’s on retirement from there. I have been the Caretaker for the church building and the Abbey Hall since, ensuring that the place is kept in one piece and the toilets are kept supplied with towels. I have been married to Sharon for 35 years and have two sons, Shaun 34 and Michael 32. We live in Peverell with our lurcher, Spyda. In my spare time I do woodcarving and sing with the local La La Choir.
Having been a regular churchgoer until late teens, I drifted away, but came to know Jesus about 30 years ago by attending church with my wife, already a Christian, and at last recognising who Jesus is. At Liverpool University I read English and French, took a PGSE and became a schoolmaster, moving to Plymouth in 1966. I am a Reader (now PTO) at St. Andrew’s having first been licensed in Malawi, Africa, and for the last few years have been a Churchwarden. Married for over 50 years, I have two grown-up children and seven grandchildren, 4 of whom live in New Zealand. My favourite pastimes are travel and reading historical novels.
I became a Christian at the age of 16 at an Arthur Blessit Crusade in Scotland. I am a dentist who currently teaches one day a week at Peninsula Dental School and am an Associate Dean in dentistry for Health Education England in the South West. I am currently Churchwarden and a Mission Partnership Scheme Commitee member. I am married with three grown up sons and one grandchild. I enjoy supporting Plymouth Raiders Basketball team and run to keep fit.
A wife, mother and grandmother – I have been part of the family of St. Andrew’s since 1977. I am now retired, after a career in education teaching maths. I consider it a privilege to use my gifts in the capacity of Stewardship Recorder and Treasurer, enjoying the contact it brings with meeting people and the challenge of IT and numbers. Serving as a Minster Maid and in Noah’s Ark enables me to draw alongside all ages and hopefully share my love for Jesus.
I was brought up in a Christian home and I’ve always had a particular interest in mission since going out with my mother at 3 years old. I’ve been a lay reader at St. Andrew’s for over 37 years, which involves making pastoral home visits and conducting funerals. I’m also the chair of the St. Andrew’s mission committee. I have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, and I enjoy walking and football.
I was brought up in a Christian home in Somerset and became a Christian at the age of 10 during a Church Army mission to my village. I spent most of my career teaching and researching on the physics of the oceans, in universities first in Canada and then in Plymouth, and I am now retired as an Emeritus Professor of Plymouth University. At St. Andrew’s I am a Reader, so preach and lead services from time to time as well as helping produce the Fisherman magazine. I head up the local branch of Christians in Science which puts on public lectures two or three time a year on issues relating to science and Christianity. Marjorie and I have two children, who both went to Fish Shop, and six grandchildren. In the spare time I enjoy playing music and cycling (gently!).